Charcoal or Gas Grill?

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Not quite a 50% coupon =)
     
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    Seriously, no. Even the "inexpensive" Weber will easily outlast a Char-Broil.

    The infrared is nonsense. All it is is a metal plate between the flame and the food that supposedly diffuses the heat to make it more even. A friend of mine had one and it didn't last a year.
     
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    Time to shop for a grill.
    Getting a deck built (oh frantabulous joy!)
    Need to shop for a grill

    Based on recommendations last year, I'll probably the 'tired of researching and shopping' route and just buy a Weber Genesis.

    Any other input? I'm a few months from buying, probably.
     
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    Good price and features. Much too large for my small deck :)
     
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    Dave,
    Will you have natural gas piped out to the deck, or are you sticking with propane bottles?
     
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    I have two Weber Kettle charcoal and one Weber Q gas and use them all regularly .. the gas one is just outside our kitchen door in our outdoor patio and is great for quick convenient every day grilling and roasting. I use the large charcoal at Christmas every year for a turkey and the smaller one when I want special flavour on, for instance, a couple of free-range chickens.
     
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    Weber!
     
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    The grill we have is a WalMart grill that was on sale for $175(normal price around $220, MSRP of $275).

    Both gas and charcoal with a sideburner. Never thought I'd use a sideburner...but...will never buy a grill in the future without one.
     
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    Yes, The new place has a natural gas line run to exterior of house. With the deck construction, I'll have that line extended (on the exterior) to where the grill will be located.Hooray, no more running out of gas halfway through the grill, at 7 pm on a Sunday night (and the propane place is closed).
     
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    Weber Genesis E310 vs E330? I don't need the side burner. But what's a "sear station"? Is that worth $100?E310: Stainless Steel vs Black? Is it just aesthetics, or is there a build quality difference?
     
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    My buddy has one of those dual units - Broil King? From Home Depot I think - best of both worlds IMHO

    He does a quick sear on the charcoal, then finishes on the gas - locks in all the charcoal flavors

    I use gas BBQ & have a griddle insert & also a ceramic plate for doing pizzas etc

    Some of the mequite (& other) flavored chips work pretty well with the
    special metal holder put below, directly on the gas burners

    GOOGLE shows quite a few different makes/models

    Lowes has some also http://www.lowes.com/pd_5050-49769-5050_0__?productId=1245537

    Here is a fairly decent guide to type choice http://amazingribs.com/bbq_equipment_reviews_ratings/

    Some humor http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_guide/grills/grills_gone_wild.html
     
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    This forum really needs to do something about emphasizing post dates or something. The post you quoted was from 2003. The font and colour of the post date are both too small and too bland, so it is very easy for people to not notice the thread is so old that it is growing mold.
     
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    Webber charcoal, nuff said
     
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    CRIPES - never saw that !! :eek:

    He's probably on his 3rd BBQ since then :D
     
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    I love my Weber gas grill...and I use wood chips in a smoker box to get that extra smoky taste. I probably grill 4-5 nights a week during the summer with big cookout every Saturday. We grill burgers, steak, seafood, ham steaks, pork chops, veggies and even some fruit (pineapple is great grilled). Gas is much easier to maintain, use and keep clean plus it fires up to 500 degrees in 10 minutes. Gas vs charcoal will stir up as much debate as DNR, LCD vs plasma, HTIB vs separates!
     
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    I disagree Edwin, this was a legit bump and well worth it to see historical tastes change.
     
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    Since I didn't chime in back in 2003...

    I've had both before... nothing beats the convenience of a gas grill (particularly if you're cooking only for yourself or one or two others, and not a full house of people), but I think the flavor is usually better off a charcoal grill. I'm currently at a house with a gas grill, and it's sure nice to be able to pop outside, flip it on, cook something quick and be done, and be able to do that during winter. Sometimes we'll use some of those wood chips for the smoke flavor and that's pretty effortless.
     
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